Cotswold Way Day 3: Tormarton to Bath

Distance: 17.8 miles; Ascent: 1740ft A GPX file of the walk can be downloaded from https://www.strava.com/activities/7200717726 I woke up with some aches, but I was hopeful that the lower mileage today would be more agreeable to the tired legs. The sky was adamantly grey, and the drizzle was clearly not going away. Coupled with the … Continue reading Cotswold Way Day 3: Tormarton to Bath

Cotswold Way Day 2: Dursley to Tormarton

Distance: 20.4 miles; Ascent: 2970ft A GPX file of the walk can be downloaded from https://www.strava.com/activities/7195680125 Wanting to complete the 48-mile journey over 3 days, I decided to cover 3 stages of the Cotswold Way on day 2. I knew it would be a challenge, so I started early to give myself extra time. Luckily … Continue reading Cotswold Way Day 2: Dursley to Tormarton

Cotswold Way Day 1: Stroud to Dursley

The Pennine Way? Too long. Maybe the Cotswold Way? OK, maybe half of it. With some time off between jobs, I had been pondering what sort of multi-day walks I could do. I had always fancied the Pennine Way, but I was not sure I would be ready for 14 days of solo walking. I … Continue reading Cotswold Way Day 1: Stroud to Dursley

Hiking the lost world of Yakushima (屋久島)

Having visited Tokyo a couple of years ago and enjoyed our trip immensely, we knew that we would one day like to return to Japan to explore the rural beauty the country has to offer. Luckily, we did not have to wait long. A recent trip to visit relatives in Hong Kong afforded us the … Continue reading Hiking the lost world of Yakushima (屋久島)